What is PTS?

​For many returning warriors, the internal struggle is a lengthy healing process.

“PTS is a potentially debilitating anxiety disorder triggered by exposure to a traumatic experience such as an interpersonal event like physical or sexual assault, exposure to disaster or accidents, combat or witnessing a traumatic event. There are three main clusters of symptoms: firstly, those related to re‐experiencing the event; secondly, those related to avoidance and arousal; and thirdly, the distress and impairment caused by the first two symptom clusters.”

Visit maketheconnection.net to learn more about PTS and watch videos of veterans explaining their struggles and triumphs of living with PTS.

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